Ferrari s Stefano Domenicali has ended weeks of speculation over his drivers 2007 contracts. Pit lane gossip had suggested that the drivers’ contracts included a clause stipulating that both team drivers would be treated equally next season, and this has now been confirmed by the Sporting Director.
For the last few seasons Michael Schumacher had always received the latest technology and the benefit of support from team-mates Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello.
With Raikkonen on almost five times the salary of his Brazilian team-mate, it s a surprise that Ferrari hasn t extended this policy to the advantage of the young Finn. Domenicali said, “Both drivers will receive the same material and the same support from us, at least at the beginning of the season.”
Stefano went on to say that Kimi will be seen “smiling more often” now that he is driving for the Italian team. Whether he’ll be smiling on the podium or just on the way to the bank remains to be seen!